Yesterday, I went back to working on revisions, and I finally got it through my head to stop trying to reinvent the book. Logically, I knew this all along, but I couldn’t get my inner perfectionist witch to stop obsessing.
So I dropped a house on the witch and killed her
Okay, not really. I drowned her in wine.
Well I would have if I didn’t have the pesky habit of stopping after one glass, or in rare cases, two glasses.
Instead we compromised, I promised her she could work on the problem at the end of the book because that’s a pure plot issue and she’s good at those. But this pacing problem in the first half is pretty much grunt work, and a little bit of shifting internal motivation, and I got that. We struck a deal, and the witch is leaving me alone and slice, dice and revise. I’m stoked and refuse to let that perfectionist witch get in my way again until I need her to solve plot problems.
I’m easily a third into the revision now and doing this!
And shifting focus slightly, yesterday I saw a meme on FB and shamelessly stole it.
I’m choosing to be Witch #2. How about you?
September 2nd, 2020 at 7:47 am · Link
I’m vascillating between #1 (or not if I stay away from the news and social media!) and #3 because…food! And I’m lazy. LOLOL
Happy Hump Day! I gotta get off my tush and write some new words so I’d better start acting like a combo of #2 and #7. I’m gonna kick ass and go evil on some characters.
September 2nd, 2020 at 2:49 pm · Link
I’ll be #5 today :).
I hope all is going well with the revisions. Glad you were able to compromise with the witch.
Well/pump guy will be here either Friday (he he has time) or Tuesday. We’re (me, not the guys ) just trying to be conservative with the water. It really is awful having the pipes constantly filled with air. Can’t wait to get this all fixed.
Have a great afternoon!
September 2nd, 2020 at 4:53 pm · Link
Silver, I hope you managed the combo of #2 and #7. I’m betting you kicked some butt on your book!
News and social media are vampires that steal our emotional energy and drain our internal resources. Since I have a limited supply of both, I’d much rather do something positive in my life, than scream into the growing void of hate. But that’s just my view
September 2nd, 2020 at 4:57 pm · Link
Viki, LOL! #5 combined with that picture made me laugh.
I really hope they can fix the water problems for you on Friday and you don’t have to go through the long weekend. When we first moved into this house, some air got in our pipes, and they would moan loudly. It was creepy! But it resolved and never happened again. I can’t remember exactly how the air got in there, but boy, I remember the those wailing moans.
I got through a scene that was blood red from the edits, so that’s progress, thanks!
Hope you had a good hump day.
September 3rd, 2020 at 7:06 am · Link
I don’t know how I keep missing your posts this week. Blerg.
Yay for dropping a house on that witch – even if it ended in a compromise. Now you can get it done without her constant interference. You’ve got this.
I like to think I’m #2, but mostly I’m #3.
September 3rd, 2020 at 1:31 pm · Link
B.E, maybe there’s a glitch somewhere? But no matter, you get here when you can
Yep, I’m done doing that second guessing perfectionist stuff. I’m focused now on doing the work to make the story I have the best I can. Thanks!
#3 is tempting! Hope today is a great day for you!